The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 64 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 57 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 2.57% 3.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.58% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 35
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £478 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £344
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-41.48% -8.73%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1650 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.11% 71.86% 68.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 834 735
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.75 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 29 £328 -9.65% 3
Glasgow -14 18 £345 +4.54% 2
Aberdeen +6 2 - - 1
Stirling - 2 - - 1
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 70 (62.50%) Finance
2 33 (29.46%) Banking
3 21 (18.75%) ISEB
3 21 (18.75%) SQL
4 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.39%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 14 (12.50%) Migration
8 13 (11.61%) Project Management
8 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
8 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
9 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (8.93%) Test Management
10 10 (8.93%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Change Management
11 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
11 9 (8.04%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.04%) QA
11 9 (8.04%) Retail
11 9 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
12 8 (7.14%) MS Office
13 7 (6.25%) Java
13 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (6.25%) Investment Management
13 7 (6.25%) Resource Management
14 6 (5.36%) Project Planning
14 6 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.46%) CMS
2 1 (0.89%) FileNet
2 1 (0.89%) Documentum
2 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) JBoss
2 1 (0.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.89%) nginx
2 1 (0.89%) WordPress
2 1 (0.89%) Alfresco
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.14%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.89%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.68%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.68%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.79%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.89%) Agresso
4 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Intranet
1 1 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.68%) MS Access
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Selenium
2 2 (1.79%) Toad
3 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.89%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Ant
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 70 (62.50%) Finance
2 33 (29.46%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Retail
4 5 (4.46%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 45 (40.18%) Analyst
2 24 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Business Analyst
4 17 (15.18%) Test Manager
5 11 (9.82%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Tester
9 5 (4.46%) Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) UAT Manager
10 4 (3.57%) UAT Tester
11 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Release Manager
11 3 (2.68%) Change Manager
11 3 (2.68%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.68%) Contracts Manager
11 3 (2.68%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) XML
2 3 (2.68%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) JSON
3 2 (1.79%) RESTful
3 2 (1.79%) COM
3 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.89%) EDI
4 1 (0.89%) XHTML
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.89%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.89%) Mason
4 1 (0.89%) jQuery
4 1 (0.89%) Spring Security
4 1 (0.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) AS400
3 2 (1.79%) Ergonomics
3 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.89%) IVR
4 1 (0.89%) Open Source
4 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.89%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) UNIX
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 14 (12.50%) Migration
4 13 (11.61%) Project Management
5 10 (8.93%) Test Management
5 10 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 10 (8.93%) Change Management
6 9 (8.04%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 7 (6.25%) Investment Management
8 7 (6.25%) Resource Management
9 6 (5.36%) Project Planning
9 6 (5.36%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.36%) Validation
9 6 (5.36%) Test Planning
10 5 (4.46%) User Stories
10 5 (4.46%) Scrum
10 5 (4.46%) CRM
10 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.75%) SQL
2 7 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (2.68%) VBA
3 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.79%) C
5 1 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.89%) VB
5 1 (0.89%) PHP
5 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.89%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) ISEB
2 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) MCT
6 1 (0.89%) IIBA
6 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) Degree
6 1 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.89%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.89%) XenApp
1 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) HP
2 5 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle
3 4 (3.57%) Vermilion
3 4 (3.57%) IBM
3 4 (3.57%) Kofax
4 3 (2.68%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (0.89%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (0.89%) AppSense
6 1 (0.89%) Teradata
6 1 (0.89%) VMware
6 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.89%) Charles River
6 1 (0.89%) Informatica
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe
6 1 (0.89%) Altiris
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £450 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Livingston
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago